Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 29+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2015-02-25
Download Issue
  News Index   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds     AIDS @ 32       Marriage
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

THEATER REVIEW The Other Place THEATER REVIEW 
The Other Place
Playwright: Sharr White. At: Profiles Theatre, The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Today's Buzz

Governor Brown signs bill strengthening equal benefits law for LGBT workers
From a news release
2011-09-06

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


Sacramento -- Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will bar the State of California from entering into contracts in excess of $100,000 with businesses and other entities that deny equal benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees. The Equal Benefits bill (SB 117) was authored by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) and sponsored by Equality California.

"The state's tax dollars earned by hardworking Californians should not be invested in companies that unfairly discriminate against LGBT people and their families," said Roland Palencia, Executive Director of Equality California. "The Equal Benefits bill will ensure that the state does not enter into major contracts with companies that discriminate against same-sex couples. We are grateful to have Governor Brown and Senator Kehoe continuing the fight for the rights of all California workers."

Beginning in 1996 in San Francisco, Equality California's leadership has been working with city councils and the California legislature to pass equal benefits ordinances. Since then, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, San Mateo County, San Diego and Santa Monica have adopted such ordinances. Other cities with similar ordinances include Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Miami Beach.

"Providing the same benefits to an employee with a domestic partner, or same-sex or opposite-sex spouse ensures that workers receive equal pay for equal work," said Senator Christine Kehoe. "California should lead the way for other employers to provide benefits that are non-discriminatory."

It is estimated that thousands of businesses and other entities now offer equal benefits as a direct result of these laws, including automobile companies, most airlines and many Fortune 500 companies and small businesses.

Equality California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocacy organization in California. Over the past decade, Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for LGBT individuals to a state with some of the most comprehensive civil rights protections in the nation. Equality California has passed more than 70 pieces of legislation and continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, electoral work, public education and community empowerment. www.eqca.org


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.

Jeb Bush maintains anti-marriage equality stance 2015-02-28
Deb Mell appears to win tight race in 33rd Ward, some ballots left to count 2015-02-27
Ward by Ward in the race for Chicago mayor 2015-02-25
Emanuel to face Garcia in April runoff; gay Latino wins big 2015-02-25
National: Pol and trans granddaughter; suicide; FBI and Fred Phelps 2015-02-24
World news: HIV in Cuba; Global Equality Fund; new envoy 2015-02-24
Quigley vice chair of equality caucus 2015-02-24
Randy Berry is State Department's first LGBT Human Rights Envoy 2015-02-23
Windy City Times rates the mayoral candidates 2015-02-23
Quigley addresses his LGBTQ Leadership Council 2015-02-22
Advocates and politicians react to proposed budget cuts 2015-02-18
ONE Northside responds to Gov. Rauner's Budget 2015-02-18
ELECTIONS 2015: 2ND WARD Restauranteur Bita Buenrostro aims for aldermanic seat 2015-02-18
ELECTIONS 2015 Out gay candidate makes play for 15th Ward seat 2015-02-18
ELECTIONS 2015: 2ND WARD Cornell Wilson: Military vet aims for aldermanic post 2015-02-18
ELECTIONS 2015: 2ND WARD Brian Hopkins on ward's challenges, Daley connection 2015-02-18
ELECTIONS 2015: 2ND WARD Stacey Pfingsten: Preservationist seeks to succeed Fioretti 2015-02-18
ELECTIONS 2015: 2ND WARD Alyx Pattison in aldermanic run, handles controversy 2015-02-18
ELECTIONS 2015: 1ST WARD Andrew Hamilton: Attorney plans to take Moreno's seat 2015-02-18
ELECTIONS 2015: 1ST WARD Proco 'Joe' Moreno on accomplishments, Chick-fil-A 2015-02-18
Lesbian PAC names first E.D. 2015-02-18
Early voting info 2015-02-18
ELECTIONS 2015 Guide to the gays 2015-02-18
ELECTIONS 2015: 49TH WARD Donald Gordon makes second run at Ald. Moore 2015-02-17
ELECTIONS 2015: 49TH WARD Joe Moore seeks seventh term as alderman 2015-02-17
ELECTIONS 2015: 48TH WARD Unchallenged Osterman looks ahead to next term 2015-02-17
ELECTIONS 2015: 47TH WARD Ald. Ameya Pawar seeks to retain seat 2015-02-17
ELECTIONS 2015: 47TH WARD Aldermanic candidate Rory Fiedler has sky-high plans 2015-02-17
ELECTIONS 2015: 33RD WARD Annisa Wanat runs with worldwide record 2015-02-17
ELECTIONS 2015 Bridgeport native Maureen Sullivan aims for 11th Ward seat 2015-02-17
ELECTIONS 2015 Anne Marie Miles on her vision for the 5th Ward 2015-02-17
ELECTIONS 2015 High school teacher Meegan seeks to upset 33rd Ward dynasty 2015-02-17
Landmark study proves LGBTQ canvassers get lasting results 2015-02-17
HRC Arkansas to gov: Veto SB202 2015-02-17
Challenger for 46th Ward Denice Davis holds dinner 2015-02-16
Equality Illinois PAC backs Emanuel 2015-02-16
ELECTIONS 2015 4th Ward challengers Tracey Bey, Norman Bolden 2015-02-16
ELECTIONS 2015 Kurt Summers on the treasurer's challenges 2015-02-16
ELECTIONS 2015: 50TH WARD Zehra Quadri, community leader, aims to unseat Silverstein 2015-02-16
ELECTIONS 2015: 39TH WARD Robert Murphy seeks to end Laurino domination 2015-02-16





Copyright © 2015 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
the online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 



 

Emanuel to face Garcia in April runoff; gay Latino wins big
 
Entertainment: Darren Criss; Kelly Clarkson; chef Art Smith; Tom Ford
 
National: Pol and trans granddaughter; suicide; FBI and Fred Phelps
 
Jeb Bush maintains anti-marriage equality stance
 
Chicago endurance athlete Hupe excels in marathon, Ironman
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now








  News Index   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds     AIDS @ 32       Marriage
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.